Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper spoke to the media after this morning’s skate.
(On the commitment level of the players seeing how all five players were in the crease)
“First of all, I’d like to have seen that play play out because they had 4½ guys in the crease; and Matt Carle was gone the other way. That would have been the first time you would have seen a 180 foot break away. And the ref doesn’t see the puck. If you watch, he’s looking for it, it’s a late whistle and Carle’s already gone, he doesn’t know Carle’s gone. You couldn’t. Everyone’s eyes were locked on the crease.”